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The Knowledge Bank and poverty reduction

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  • Nora Lustig

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    (Tulane University and Center for Global Development)

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The World Bank’s (WB) mission and overarching goal is to reduce poverty. Moving ahead, what can the WB do to enhance its contribution to the poverty reduction agenda? This question can be answered from at least two perspectives: the WB as a lending institution and the WB as a knowledge bank. Here we will concentrate on the latter and suggest two areas in which more and better information and analysis could help move the poverty reduction agenda forward: improving data on poverty and redressing poverty assessments to include the impact of fiscal policy on poverty and inequality.

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Paper provided by ECINEQ, Society for the Study of Economic Inequality in its series Working Papers with number 209.

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Length: 25 pages
Date of creation: 2011
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Handle: RePEc:inq:inqwps:ecineq2011-209

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  1. Martin Ravallion & Shaohua Chen & Prem Sangraula, 2009. "Dollar a Day Revisited," World Bank Economic Review, World Bank Group, World Bank Group, vol. 23(2), pages 163-184, June.
  2. Nora Lustig, 2011. "Commitment to Equity Assessment (CEQ): A Diagnostic Framework to Assess Governments' Fiscal Policies Handbook," Working Papers, Tulane University, Department of Economics 1122, Tulane University, Department of Economics.
  3. Sergei Soares & Natália Sátyro, 2009. "O Programa Bolsa Família:Desenho Institucional,Impactos E Possibilidades Futuras," Discussion Papers, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA 1424, Instituto de Pesquisa Econômica Aplicada - IPEA.
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